The last MMA fighting event of 2008 for the WCF organization was a good one; good enough to make any MMA fan want to come back to see WCF Six.
Calvin Kattar, a highly touted fighter, submitted a light, fast, very edgy Bobby Dias less than a minute into the first round. Not to be outdone, East Bridgewater native Dan Lauzon, the youngest fighter to ever compete in the UFC, made very quick work of Justin Hammerstrom, with a first-round TKO in under two minutes. Both fighters fought well.
“He looks good, and he’s in great shape for this fight,” UFC veteran Joe Lauzon said about his brother prior to the fight.
Though the WCF does not have high-profile fighters like major organizations, such as the UFC and Affliction, the fights they provide are of the same quality. WCF Owner Joe Cavallaro has put together five successful events in the Wilmington Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, all with great turnouts to the events.
The final event of 2008 garnered 3,500 people in attendance, according to wcfighting.com, and the organization has had many celebrities stop by to watch a good fight, including UFC President Dana White, UFC fighter Marcus Davis, and even No. 1 contender in the UFC Lightweight division Kenny Florian.
The WCF also hosted the Toys for Tots program, which had fans donate money or toys to help a child around Christmas this year. "The fans really came through by bringing a ton of toys out to our show for the Toys For Tots program,” said Joe Cavallaro.
Official Results from WCF Five
Chad Beane def. Joe McGann First Rd (Disqualification - illegal blows to back of the head)
Dan Ferrer def. Ethan Kean 3:36 First Rd Submission (Kimura)
James Pittner def. Robbie Roberts :31 First Rd Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Jose Lopez def. Wayne Harnois :35 First Rd TKO (Strikes)
Dan Bonnell def. Josh Spearman Third Rd Unanimous Decision
John Benoit def. Bill Jones 1:45 Second Rd Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Calvin Kattar def. Bobby Dias :49 First Rd Submission (Triangle Choke)
Stephen Stengal def. Jay Fortier :49 First Rd TKO (Strikes)
Greg Rebello def. Chris Canale Third Rd Split Decision
Dan Lauzon def. Justin Hammerstrom 1:15 First Rd TKO (Strikes)